laura horrocks + rachel farlow, Slowly, subtly 

essay by ashleigh ralph

slowly, subtly is an exhibition of paintings by two emerging artists, laura horrocks and rachel farlow, whose work embodies the materiality of the ephemeral through dynamic use of colour, line and form. each painting holds within it a visual tension between the familiar and unfamiliar, and between form and formlessness. horrocks explores the idea of things falling together and coming apart, while farlow creates a passage to push beyond pictorial definitions to communicate the experience of time and memory. together, these works emphasise a slowness in looking that triggers awareness in the subtle sensibility of everyday experience.

laura horrocks is a brisbane-born artist and textile designer living and working in paris, france. she has a background in science and fine art from her studies at queensland college of art. horrocks has exhibited at aspire gallery, lethbridge gallery, the box gallery, nine lives gallery and white canvas gallery in brisbane; la bellevilloise in paris; and at greenpoint gallery and loft594 in new york.

rachel farlow lives and works in melbourne, victoria. farlow has exhibited at lismore regional gallery, lismore; china heights gallery, sydney; byron school of art, byron bay; cap collingwood, melbourne; and alaska projects, sydney. she was a participant in the belle magazine art start prize and her work is held in the permanent collection of brock university, st catherine’s ontario in canada.

follow laura horrock’s practice here

follow rachel farlow’s practice here